The first episode in the extraordinary Wars of the Roses, in which two families plunged England into a terrible civil war for thirty years, Stormbird is Conn Iggulden’s brilliant new historical novel and the opening to his greatest series yet.
Read Conn's Q & A
The paperback publication of Stormbird is on the 24th April and in the lead up to it Conn took part in Simon Duringer's '10 Q Interview' seriesRead the full interview here
Watch the Trailer
As storm clouds gather over England, King Henry and his supporters find themselves besieged abroad and at home. Who, or what can save the kingdom before it is too late?Watch Trailer
.@Nick_Britten I suspect, in far futures, that 'British Empire' will be marked John Cabot to Hong Kong: 1497-1997. The bookends too perfect.@Conn_Iggulden
.@Scoutbloke I'm not sure you have completely understood the shed as metaphor. He does not pull a mower behind him, no.@Conn_Iggulden
A friend of mine refers to running as his 'shed'. Sometimes he runs and thinks. Other times he just runs. (Apologies to AA Milne)@Conn_Iggulden
'This is energetic, competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience.'
Wars of the Roses
King Henry V - the great Lion of England - is long dead.
In 1437, after years of regency, the pious and gentle Henry VI, the Lamb, comes of age and accedes to the English throne. His poor health and frailty of mind render him a weakling king - Henry depends on his closest men, Spymaster Derry Brewer and William de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk, to run his kingdom.
The Wars of the Roses series will be a benchmark for historical fiction, showcasing Conn Iggulden at his finest.
'Iggulden... tells an absolutely cracking story... the pace is nail-biting and the set dressing magnificent.'
The Conqueror Series
Number one bestselling author Conn Iggulden takes on the story of the mighty Kublai Khan. An epic tale of a great and heroic mind; his action-packed rule; and how in conquering one-fifth of the world's inhabited land, he changed the course of history forever. A scholar who conquered an empire larger than those of Alexander or Caesar. A warrior who would rule a fifth of the world with strength and wisdom. A man who betrayed a brother to protect a nation.
'The great events and breathtaking brutality of the times are brought lavishly to life.
The Emperor Series
Emperor is a five-book military adventure series based on the life of Julius Caesar, beginning somewhere around 92 BC and finishing with Caesar's assassination on the Ides of March in 44 BC. The two main characters, Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus, are historical. Other important characters are fictional. The strength of the Emperor series is in its spectacular action set-pieces. Gladiatorial combat, pirate attacks, ambushes by robbers, street riots, and battles by land and sea in Greece, Gaul and Spain.